Although many strive to have the correct posture, only a chosen few achieve this goal, and the Bright Side team is not an exception. That’s why we’ve found several fantastic tips on how to make your back straight and beautiful, and we would like to share them with you.
1. Do exercises that improve your posture
Find some time to do exercises that will help you improve your posture. Try to spend 10-20 minutes a day exercising. Don’t overstrain yourself, otherwise you’ll only make it worse. If you are an office worker, don’t forget to do a warm-up for your back, neck, and shoulders daily.
2. Organize your work place
If you work long hours at a computer, you should think about the proper arrangement of your workspace. The crucial thing here is to adjust the height level of your desk and chair.
3. Hold your phone correctly
Most of us stoop down when browsing through our smartphones or laptops without even noticing it. Try to hold your phone right in front of you, and keep your laptop at a right angle to the table you are sitting at.
4. Install special apps on your gadget
There are several great apps that will help you in your endeavor to keep your back straight. One of such is Nekoze – it uses your phone’s camera to monitor your posture, and if you start stooping, an alarm goes off to let you know.
5. Learn how to breathe properly
Breathing is important for our movements and senses. You will breathe more efficiently using your diaphragm, and a beautiful posture will come naturally.
6. Watch your posture at all times.
You should always remember about keeping your back straight – not only when working, but also when driving or sleeping. Concerning the latter, don’t treat the choice of the right pillow, blanket, and mattress lightly.
7. Sit with your back at a 135-degree angle
Remember that when you sit at a proper angle, your back is less strained.
8. Do yoga and train your core muscles
Yoga is good at helping you improve both your spiritual and physical well-being. Other fitness programs, such as pilates or aerobics, can also assist you on your way to the perfect posture.
9. Learn how to stand correctly
Try not to stoop and stand as correctly as possible, which would be with your back straight, legs at shoulder width, your bottom a bit to the front, and your shoulders a little behind. This is the optimum position for your spine to hold up your whole body. Don’t put your hands in your pockets, as it makes you stoop.
Preview Illustration Credit: Yekaterina Ragozina for Bright Side